2016 Report to Members and Partners

We are once again pleased to submit this year’s BCCGA Report to our Members and Partners on behalf of our Board of Directors. This report provides a summary of the main successes that have taken place throughout the 2016 calendar year in relation to our strategic priorities.

We sincerely appreciate contributions from you, our volunteers, for your dedication to worker, environmental and public safety. Above all, with your support and involvement we have been successful in protecting the integrity of BC’s underground infrastructure.

From our perspective, 2016 has been another extraordinary year of advancement for the Common Ground Alliance in terms of profile, engagement and service delivery. A priority focus of our existing strategic plan is to build capacity in our organization to meet the needs of the BC excavation community. We do this by concentrating effort in three main areas:

(1) raising the awareness of risk when individuals and companies are conducting ground disturbance of any kind;

(2) educating excavators of their obligations under the law and their responsibility as it pertains to the rules set by utilities and underground facility operators; and

(3) the educating and promoting of the best practices that excavators should employ in order to reduce the number of hits to underground infrastructure and to keep workers and the general public safe.

In all of these areas, we feel that we made a significant difference.

We also want to take this opportunity to wish all of our stakeholders a wonderful and safe holiday season. Hope to see you all in the New Year!